“The Crystal Spring”


Captain courts his true love; promises to maintain her, mentions his loaded ship just arrived from Spain. She says men are fickle; he promises to be true


This may well be a fragmentary version of "One Morning in May", but so many elements of the latter song are missing that it could just as easily be an independent song. It does, however, mention a nightingale briefly in the first line. -PJS

Cross references


  1. Sharp-100E 32, "The Crystal Spring" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1391
  3. BI, ShH32


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916
Keywords: courting ship promise
Found in: Britain(England)